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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2015

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,266 21,300 19,021 19,307 2,245 1,993

Civilian labor force

10,872 10,869 9,457 9,610 1,415 1,259

Participation rate

51.1 51.0 49.7 49.8 63.0 63.2

Employed

10,221 10,334 8,863 9,147 1,359 1,187

Employment-population ratio

48.1 48.5 46.6 47.4 60.5 59.6

Unemployed

650 535 594 463 56 72

Unemployment rate

6.0 4.9 6.3 4.8 4.0 5.7

Not in labor force

10,394 10,431 9,564 9,697 830 734

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,069 3,431 2,491 2,863 578 568

Civilian labor force

2,510 2,826 2,125 2,423 385 402

Participation rate

81.8 82.4 85.3 84.6 66.6 70.8

Employed

2,338 2,642 1,973 2,267 365 375

Employment-population ratio

76.2 77.0 79.2 79.2 63.1 66.0

Unemployed

172 184 152 156 20 27

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.5 7.2 6.5 5.2 6.8

Not in labor force

559 605 365 440 193 166

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,354 3,540 2,643 2,954 711 586

Civilian labor force

2,752 2,859 2,227 2,429 525 431

Participation rate

82.1 80.8 84.2 82.2 73.9 73.5

Employed

2,611 2,760 2,115 2,348 496 411

Employment-population ratio

77.8 78.0 80.0 79.5 69.8 70.2

Unemployed

141 100 112 80 30 20

Unemployment rate

5.1 3.5 5.0 3.3 5.7 4.5

Not in labor force

602 681 416 525 185 155

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,514 9,023 9,157 8,702 357 321

Civilian labor force

2,826 2,438 2,732 2,352 94 86

Participation rate

29.7 27.0 29.8 27.0 26.3 26.8

Employed

2,666 2,319 2,572 2,239 94 80

Employment-population ratio

28.0 25.7 28.1 25.7 26.3 25.1

Unemployed

160 119 160 113 0 6

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.9 5.8 4.8 0.0 6.6

Not in labor force

6,688 6,585 6,425 6,350 263 235

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,329 5,306 4,730 4,788 599 518

Civilian labor force

2,783 2,746 2,373 2,406 410 340

Participation rate

52.2 51.8 50.2 50.3 68.5 65.6

Employed

2,607 2,613 2,202 2,293 404 321

Employment-population ratio

48.9 49.3 46.6 47.9 67.5 61.9

Unemployed

177 133 170 113 6 19

Unemployment rate

6.3 4.8 7.2 4.7 1.5 5.7

Not in labor force

2,546 2,560 2,357 2,382 189 178

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

217,078 220,025 95,852 96,988 121,226 123,037

Civilian labor force

142,994 143,700 72,298 72,780 70,696 70,920

Participation rate

65.9 65.3 75.4 75.0 58.3 57.6

Employed

133,460 135,856 67,234 68,461 66,226 67,395

Employment-population ratio

61.5 61.7 70.1 70.6 54.6 54.8

Unemployed

9,534 7,844 5,064 4,320 4,470 3,525

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.5 7.0 5.9 6.3 5.0

Not in labor force

74,085 76,325 23,554 24,208 50,531 52,117

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period.

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Last Modified Date: April 03, 2015
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